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Abbeyfield House and Attached Laundry House, Barnet

Description: Abbeyfield House and Attached Laundry House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 199248

OS Grid Reference: TQ2526089004
OS Grid Coordinates: 525260, 189004
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5860, -0.1934

Location: 4 Homesfield, Barnet, Greater London NW11 6HB

Locality: Barnet
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: NW11 6HB

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Listing Text

(north side)
22/180 and 26/180
Abbeyfield House and
attached laundry house


Childrens' home and day servants' house, now old peoples home. 1913-14. By
B Parker and R Unwin for the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust. Purpleish brick in
Flemish bond with red brick dressings; plain tile roof. Semi-detached pair of
houses. 2 storeys with attic, 8 bays, 1:6:1; single-storey laundry of 1 x 3 bays
attached to rear left. Entrance elevation: red brick quoins and door and window
surrounds. End bays project and are linked by single-storey outshut which has an
internal porch at either end with attached wooden columns supporting cornices.
Doors of 6 flush panels, that on right retaining 3-light top panel. Two
tripartite windows to outshut. Unequally-hung 15-pane sashes to ground floor,
12-pane sashes to 1st floor, and four 12-pane sashes to flat-roofed attic
dormers. End bays have parapets and recessed hipped roofs. Central ridge stack,
and others on internal sides of end bays, in front roof pitch. Rear: 1:4:1 bays.
End bays project and are linked by 3-bay loggia, the centre of which projects and
has been further extended late C20. Loggia has keyed round arches to outer bays,
impost band, and band below parapet which fronts 1st floor balcony. Within the
loggia are doors and windows. On right is an iron stair up to 1st floor which has
doors to 2nd and 5th bays and to inner sides of end bays, and windows to 2-central
bays. 4 dormers taller to the hipped-roofed end bays. Right end bay has blocked
ground-floor door linked by canopy to former laundry. This has 4-panel door to
gable end; small-pane windows with centre-pivoting opening lights; and hipped roof
with stack to left side. Rainwater head dated 1913 to right return. This build-
ing was part of the Hampstead Garden Suburb and was donated by Mrs Knight and her
sister. It was originally called St Catherine's House.

Listing NGR: TQ2526089004

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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